An affordable education is available to you at UVM, and we offer many options to help you finance your education

Our office is here to help parents and students understand the range of financial aid offers, student loans, and scholarships available.

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college through grants, scholarships, work study, and loans. Types of aid you should know about:

  • Need-based Aid: Awarded based on your financial need, and may come in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and/or work-study. For example, a need-based grant may be awarded if you are a lower-income student.
  • Non Need-based Aid: Not based on financial need and may come in the form of loans from federal or private sources.
  • Merit-based Aid: Non-need based aid. Awarded based on your skills, abilities, or achievements. For example, you may be awarded a merit-based scholarship.

Grants and Scholarships

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  • Grants and scholarships are awarded from a variety of sources including UVM, federal, state and private entities. These funds are considered “gift aid” and do not have to be repaid. Eligibility for grants is based primarily on financial need; although academic merit or other criteria may also be considered for certain grant funding. Eligibility for scholarships may be based on many factors, including financial need, merit, course of study, athletic or other involvement, or other criteria.